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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Do You know Malawi's Health Indices?



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Continent: Southern East of Africa
Country : Malawi
Capital : Lilongwe
Population: 18,62 millions (2017 populations census).
Official Language: English

Profile: The Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Malawi spans over 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi). Lake Malawi takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third largest is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of the people.

Health Indices
  1. Total population (2016) 18,092,000
  2. Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013) 750
  3. Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2016) 61/67
  4. Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 2017) 55
  5. Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2016) 312/203
  6. Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2014) 93
  7. Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2014) 11.4


Reference

1. The World Bank (2019). World Development Indicator. http://datatopics.worldbank.org/world-development-indicators/

2. Wikipedia (2019) Malawi. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi

3. WHO (2019). Malawi.  https://www.who.int/countries/mwi/en/




Compiled by Omolola Adams 
Public Health Strategist & Expertise
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